Back in February, Buckingham Palace screwed over a bunch of patronages in an effort to punish the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and make H&M look bad. Harry and Meghan understood that their royal patronages would be taken away by the palace at the end of the so-called “one year review.” H&M made it clear that they would love to keep their patronages but it was out of their hands. The Palace threw a huge tantrum about it and stripped them of their patronages suddenly, and those patronages weren’t even given any notice (and they were mad about it too). A lot of the focus was on Harry’s military patronages, and who would “get” them after Harry. William was said to want the Royal Marines position, but in the end, it doesn’t seem like William is taking over anything from Harry and Meghan. Probably because he’s so lazy and the patronages know he’s lazy and incompetent and they’re telling the Palace “please don’t make William our patron.” And so the Queen will give the Duchess of Cambridge the rugby positions:
As sporting rivalries go, competition between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is never far from the surface. William and Kate have been known to do battle on boats, the running track, cricket pitch and tennis court. Now competition in the Cambridge household is set to intensify, with Kate taking on patronage of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Rugby Football League (RFL).
The patronages, formerly held by the Duke of Sussex, are expected to be announced in the coming months, before the rugby league World Cup in October and November.
As patron, the Duchess is likely to champion the RFU’s “inner warrior” campaign, which aims to encourage more girls and women into the game.
Kate and William currently have their children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, home for the summer holidays which they are understood to be spending in Norfolk. They are expected to travel to Scotland in the coming weeks to visit the Queen at Balmoral.
This is basically the only way Kate ever adds new patronages to her portfolio: she’s forced to become patron by Buckingham Palace. And while I know there are probably some legitimate reasons why William wouldn’t get these – he’s already president of the Football Association, for one – it is kind of bonkers that they’re giving the rugby organizations to Kate of all people and not the Future Future King. William is so lazy and he’s such a lightweight. Kate is too, but how bad is it that William just wanders around Norfolk, tending to rose bushes and doing f–k all?
It’s also a little bit funny that this is coming out following William’s absolutely terrible, undiplomatic and rude performance at the Euro final in July. He was an international laughing stock for his racist hypocrisy and his rudeness.
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